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Trump: I Might Just Quarantine 3 States

But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he 'doesn't like the sound of it'

(Newser) - President Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put, the AP reports. Trump told reporters that he had spoken with... More »

Dr. Fauci's Face Is on Hundreds of Doughnuts

Thanks to Donuts Delite in Rochester, NY

(Newser) - An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country's battle with coronavirus on its sweet treats, the AP reports. Donuts Delite in Rochester began selling hundreds of doughnuts with Dr. Anthony Fauci's face, surrounded by white frosting and topped off with... More »

The National Guard Seeks Fleeing New Yorkers

'I know this is unusual,' says Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo

(Newser) - New Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island might want to think again. The state's police and National Guard are pulling over drivers with New York plates, and knocking on doors for recent travelers from the Empire State—America's epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, NBC News reports. Such visitors... More »

New York Approves Controversial Ventilator Solution

Medical groups warn against practice of splitting one ventilator between 2 patients

(Newser) - As the US takes the No. 1 spot in coronavirus cases, the epicenter of the outbreak here has approved a controversial process in anticipation of ventilator shortages. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday his state's hospitals can now split one ventilator between two patients—a "not ideal... More »

Coronavirus Marks 'Grim Milestone' in US

At least 1K Americans have died, and the numbers are still climbing

(Newser) - Wednesday night marked a grim milestone as the coronavirus rampages across the planet: USA Today reports that the death toll in the US has surpassed 1,000, hovering closer to 1,050, per a Johns Hopkins University data dashboard , which put the overall number of known cases in the US... More »

Horror Stories Out of NYC Hospital Where 13 Died in a Day

New York City coronavirus cases hit 20K

(Newser) - New York City's Elmhurst Hospital Center is transitioning non-coronavirus patients to other hospitals as it becomes entirely focused on the COVID-19 pandemic—and the stories coming out of the Queens hospital are horrific. "It's apocalyptic," says a resident who performed chest compressions on three patients Tuesday,... More »

When It Comes to Coronavirus, NYC Is Doing This Right

It's publishing solid data, quickly

(Newser) - The health team leader for Bloomberg News in New York City flags something the city is doing right amid its coronavirus outbreak: publishing very detailed data in real time. In a series of tweets, Drew Armstrong pointed out the "great data transparency. Would be great to have even more... More »

Officials Have Warning for Those Leaving NYC

Dr. Deborah Birx says about 56% of coronavirus cases in US are coming out of NY metro area

(Newser) - The woman in charge of the US response to the coronavirus says everyone leaving the New York metro area should self-quarantine for 14 days, the AP reports. Dr. Deborah Birx said at a White House briefing that people leaving the hardest hit area of the United States might not be... More »

Moms-to-Be React to Virus Ban: 'So Much Anxiety Now'

2 major NYC health care systems ban partners, other support people in hospital delivery rooms

(Newser) - An outcry has emerged after two major hospital systems in the New York City area have enacted strict policies on who can accompany a mom-to-be into the delivery room during the coronavirus outbreak—notably, no one except medical staff. In a move that Dr. Dena Goffman, chief of obstetrics at... More »

The Virus Nixed Their Wedding Plans. Then a Pal Stepped Up

Friend married NYC couple on sidewalk from his 4th-floor apartment window

(Newser) - There hasn't been much uplifting news during the coronavirus outbreak, but there was at least one bright spot amid the pandemic last week in New York City. NBC News reports on the plight of 28-year-old Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler, 38, who'd planned on getting married in October... More »

'Imbecile' Rebels Flout Coronavirus Lockdowns

From Germany to France to Florida, people are still out and about

(Newser) - Young German adults hold "corona parties" and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders. From France to Florida to Australia, kitesurfers, college students and others crowd the beaches. Their defiance of lockdown mandates and scientific advice to... More »

As Cases Rise, a Shift in Thinking on Tests

Emphasis shifts to workers and equipment for next stage

(Newser) - With the coronavirus spreading despite efforts to contain it, health officials in the parts of the US hit hardest are moving on to prepare for the next stage of the battle. Tests for the virus are being reserved for medical care workers and patients most at risk from COVID-19, the... More »

10 States Waging an Aggressive War Against Coronavirus

And 10 that may need to step it up

(Newser) - As "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" become part of our coronavirus vernacular, certain states are taking extra-aggressive measures to ensure its residents stay healthy. WalletHub wanted to see which states have done the most in terms of limiting exposure to the virus, looking at nearly 36 metrics... More »

A Jarring Notification on Flight: You Have Coronavirus

JetBlue bans passenger who found out his test came back positive

(Newser) - A passenger who flew from New York to Florida found out he tested positive for the new coronavirus while on the plane, and now he won't be flying JetBlue anymore. CNN reports that, per the airline, the unidentified man got the notification of his test results while traveling from... More »

Broadway Going Dark, Hollywood Shutting Down

New York governor orders theaters to close until April 12

(Newser) - The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and eliminating live audiences from television shows until it's safe to welcome crowds back, the AP reports. To accommodate calls for social distancing, Hollywood moved to... More »

Original 'Rosie the Riveter' Was a 'Society Doll'

Philanthropist Rosalind Walter dead at 95

(Newser) - As the US entered World War II, Rosalind Walter (nee Palmer) was enjoying a comfortable life as "a dark-tressed society doll," the Washington Post quotes a decades-old article on her as saying. The Long Island resident signed up to build Corsair fighter planes nonetheless, becoming the subject of... More »

It's the End of an Era for NYC's Pay Phones

Nearly all of the city's pay phones are about to be yanked out

(Newser) - They used to be a staple on the Big Apple's streets. Now, what Gothamist calls a "planned long goodbye" to New York City's pay phones is finally wrapping up. The site reports that, in the age of smartphones, locals have been griping about the remaining open-air phones... More »

Girl Walking to School Hit, Killed by School Bus

Brooklyn driver arrested and charged after horrific incident

(Newser) - Patience Albert, 10, was crossing the street at a Brooklyn intersection locals say is notoriously dangerous when a school bus attempting to make a right turn hit the girl as apparent family members looked on, distraught, NBC New York reports. Albert, who was walking to school with her brother at... More »

Judge Warns Weinstein Ahead of Jury Deliberations

Prosecution accuses lead attorney of jury tampering

(Newser) - Tuesday should've marked a quiet start to jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial. Instead, the drama continued with prosecutors accusing Weinstein's lead attorney Donna Rotunno of jury tampering. Rotunno—previously accused of violating a judge's order about publicly discussing the case —penned an... More »

Accuser: Weinstein Offered Me Film Roles for Threesome

Dawn Dunning said movie mogul touched her genitals in earlier meeting

(Newser) - A former aspiring actress testified Wednesday that Harvey Weinstein offered her contracts for three films while dressed in a bathrobe in his hotel room—on the condition that she engage in a threesome. "I thought he was kidding," said Dawn Dunning, who met with the movie mogul several... More »

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